Practicing critical observation skills at work will help you bring more value to teams, projects, products, and customers. Learn more about these skills, and exercises to practice them at work, in this course.
In our normal workday, we need to be more collaborative, better communicators, and more aware of what is going on in the market and in our teams. In this course, Using Critical Observation on the Job, you’ll learn foundational knowledge to help you improve your critical observation skills. First, you’ll explore critical observation and how it intersects with critical thinking. Next, you’ll discover important soft skills to help you improve your critical observation at work. Finally, you’ll learn how to apply critical observation skills in different situations. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of critical observation to bring more value to your work.
Jason Alba is founder of JibberJobber.com, an online relationship manager for professionals to manage their career and job search. Jason is the author of I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? and coauthor of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? and specializes in helping professionals with career management, network, and personal branding.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Jason Alba. Welcome to my course, Using Critical Observation on the Job. I'm a Pluralsight author specializing in careers, soft skills, and professional development. I have been in the software space since 1999 and currently run a software company for job seekers called jibberjobber.com. In this course, we're going to talk about the skills that make up critical observation and how you can improve your critical observation at work. Throughout my career, I have seen people have better, richer, and more impactful careers when they implement these skills. On the other hand, I've seen when people neglect these skills, they seem to have a harder time working with others or bringing more value to their team. Some of the major topics we'll cover include the specific skills that can make you a better critical observer, the difference between critical thinking and critical observation, what critical observation on the job looks like, and the benefits of increased critical observation at work. By the end of this course, you'll have a list of skills to work on to improve your level of critical observation and be more effective with your team, customers, and projects. There aren't any prerequisites before beginning this course, except for a passion and interest in your professional development. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into critical observation with courses on Becoming a Better Listener, Working and Communicating with Different Personalities, and Leading with Emotional Intelligence. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn critical observation with the Using Critical Observation on the Job course, at Pluralsight.